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I'm hoping that as you're a few weeks further along you might be able to help me on this one. I started feeling what I thought was fetal movement about ten days ago (felt like little kicks and would happen a few times a day). I was feeling this every day for about a week and for the last couple of days I haven't felt anything. I'm freaking out slightly. Did this happen to any of you?
I've also noticed that my stomach has become a bit harder over the last couple of days - I wasn't really showing much at all in the mornings and I think that it's become a bit more prominent. I'm trying not to stress out but it seems weird that the baby just stopped moving and suddenly my stomach feels harder... Any thoughts? I had an ultrasound a week ago at 17 weeks and everything seemed fine, ohter than the placenta being a little low. let me know whay you think ladies... Thank you!
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it happened to me around the same time along as you are. the movement slowed down a ton.. i also noticed i was growing a lot at that time. I really think it had something to do with the baby growing/a growth spurt. My stomach started getting pretty hard around that time (18-19 weeks) as well. I'm sure all is fine. Hugs!
Hi, Don't worry about that yet.. Once you get to 19 pr 20 weeks you should feel it more often. I didn't feel mine until 19 weeks and this is my second. I feel him daily now( as I just did..lol) . It won't be long now.
at that early stage you dont feel them all the time and its normal. babies are humans...they have active days and restful days. Or it could be your
little one is going through a growth spurt. But yeah not feeling them move everyday at 17 to 18 weeks is normal. Its probably why dr's dont have us do kick counts until later on since there is no rhyme or reason to their movements just yet. On average most women don't even start feeling them until 20 to 22 weeks. So you ahead of the game! Its a wonderful feeling huh? Dont worry about it to much. Also since you mentioned it..the baby could have moved to a different position and thats why arent feeling them as well..and would explain the different feel to your belly.
and as far as the low laying placenta its common again that early. it starts out low in the first trimester and starts moving up in the second..but still
remains lowish..as the baby grows it will stretch and move up. there is only a small percent of women that the placenta doesnt move up (placenta previa) but at 18 weeks it has plenty of time to move up. Good luck hon!
Welcome! I'm 22 weeks and have FINALLY just started feeling my little one on a more regular basis...or at least it took me a while to realize what it was. And still though I feel him/her a few times a day, I wouldn't even say it's that consistent yet to worry if I didn't feel it for a day or so. My DR told me it's perfectly normal for the baby to have some active/nonactive patterns and that after 28 weeks I'd want to start paying much closer attention to fetal movements...so you have some time.
I know it's SO hard not to worry, but chances are your little one's doing just fine. Isn't movement the best feeling? Good luck with your pregnancy. I hope things go smoothly for you.
I went through the same thing in the same week. I've learned with this pregnancy that babies don't just start moving and never stop. Now at 22 weeks, she still has lazy days, though much less than before. I'm picking up the heartbeat on the Bebe Sounds now ($20 at Babies R Us or Target) and it's nice to have as backup when you don't feel movement for a while.
Perhaps your placenta moved up like it is supposed to and it shielding some of the movements you were feeling? Is your placenta anterior? Because mine was with Joshua and I would only feel movements at 10 pm when I would lay down to go to sleep. When I get worried, I down ice cold water and that usually sets this little guy off. But it is always worth a call in to the doc just to put you at ease. I bet everything is fine, your little one is already worrying you! And so it begins!
yup like everyone is sayin I went through that too and got a lil scared. Movements are still sporadic and probably because your growing a lot now the baby needs to be stronger to be felt through your now harder belly. Something interesting I found out from one of my books... the inside of the womb doesnt have any nerve endings so you cant actually feel whats going on in there.. but what you do feel is the baby pushing on you and the outside of the uterus hitting other parts of your insides. A lil interesting but it makes more sense as to why you felt the lil one, now you dont and your bell is harder and thats probably why you dont. The next few weeks he or she will be gettin stronger and be able push on through lol! Soon enough you'll feel the lil one ALL the time!
Thanks ladies, I'm feeling a bit more reassured though still think it's a bit strange that it just stopped moving like that. But as you've pointed out, maybe it's to do with my belly changing and growing. I figure if I'm getting bigger hopefully that's a good sign. Thanks for all your thoughts, good to here from ladies a little further along
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